Center for Access and Restorative Engagement

As a part of the Division of Campus and Community Engagement (DCCE), Initiatives for Campus Support is a centralized resource for the development of a welcoming campus climate. This unit provides an online anonymous experience form for university community members to share their campus climate experiences that are concerning and helpful. Peer support is provided through consult without referral (unless required by law such as Title IX) and by sharing university and community resources. Proactively, Initiatives for Campus Support assists with organizational and departmental planning efforts. Categorized information regarding submitted experiences is shared with the university community to expand transparency and enhance a sense of belonging for students, staff, and faculty.

What is a campus climate experience?

A campus climate experience impacts the engagement of students, staff, faculty, alumni, or visitors at UT Austin (on or off campus), affecting their access to campus resources, learning opportunities, or sense of belonging, and can be concerning or helpful. Examples may include:

  • Interpersonal interactions in a class, workplace, or program;
  • Written communications, such as a comment, email, flyer, graffiti;
  • Something that physically or otherwise enables or hinders access to the university

ICS Peer Support

Provide your information using this form to be contacted by a staff member from Initiatives for Campus Support who can assist with any questions regarding campus climate experiences.

Initiatives for Campus Support Services

University members can learn more about ICS services below.

Peer Support

Students, staff, and faculty meet with Initiatives for Campus Support staff to share campus experiences and receive support.

Campus Experience Data

UT community members submit campus experiences and data is shared for transparency.

Proactive Planning

Students, staff, and faculty receive support for organizational and departmental planning efforts.

Campus Climate and Peer Support Data

These data reflect campus climate experiences submitted to Initiatives for Campus Support. This information is shared in an effort to provide transparency regarding campus climate experiences impacting the university community and can be utilized to inform education and practice.

Contact Us

If you have questions regarding consultations, presentations, or data from Initiatives for Campus Support contact us either by phone or email.

Phone: 512-232-1600